The mission of the Kenmore Library is "to ensure that students are effective users and producers of ideas and information."
Our goal is to provide the skills, experiences, and confidence that will enable students to use libraries and information resources for life-long learning. Kenmore Elementary Library has approximately 10,000 books/materials available for check-out by students and parents. Students visit the library as a class once a week where they
- receive instruction in library and information skills.
- learn about and listen to quality literature.
- check out books.
Students may also visit the library for check out or research during recess or at a time approved by the teacher.
We have 16 computers which are used for word processing, research and for accessing materials in our library.
Our Web site has many links that can assist families with homework support.
Our collection is supplemented by birthday book donations in honor of our students' birthdays. If you would like to donate a book in honor of your birthday, please stop by the library and pick up a birthday book form
The Kenmore Library Catalog can be accessed to search for books and also to see what you have checked out.
Students may check their library account from home by following these simple steps:
- Click on the Library Catalog button.
- Click the "login" button in the upper right hand corner.
- For students K-3:
- Username: Student ID #
- For students 4-6:
- Username: Student ID #
- Click on "My Info" tab.
- When finished, Log Out.
eLibrary - eLibrary delivers full-text and multimedia reference essentials. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts - plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.
Culture Grams - CultureGrams helps you and your students discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life.
Pro Quest - The ProQuest® online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986.
Sirs Discover - Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills. The database includes carefully selected, 100% full-text articles and images from more than 1,900 newspapers, magazines, and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational web links.
World Book - The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
King County Library System - Your account number is your School District's three-digit number followed by your student ID (with no dash or spaces).